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Man Shot Twice In St. Paul; Police Searching For Gunman

A man was shot once in the arm and once in the leg early Wednesday evening in St. Paul.

03/04/2015

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Ice Crashes Through Car In Roseville, Driver Suffers Minor Injuries

A Twin Cities motorists suffered minor injuries but had quite the scare after chunks of ice came crashing through his windshield Tuesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

03/04/2015

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Newport Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband’s Drug Overdose Death

A 44-year-old Newport woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges in connection with the death of her 32-year-old husband after a drug overdose in March of 2013.

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Bill Would Allow Liquor Sales Before 10 A.M. Sundays

A House committee on Wednesday is revisiting a century-old law forbidding the sale of liquor before 10 a.m. on Sundays.

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Parents Of Killed U Of M Band Member Get Apology In Court

The parents of a U of M band member killed on his motorcycle say they got an apology in court Wednesday. The apology came from the teenager who crashed into him.

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Man Dies, Grandson In Critical Condition After ATV Breaks Through Ice

A 50-year-old man is dead and his 2-year-old grandson is in critical condition after the UTV they were on broke through the ice on a lake near Alexandria, according to their family.

03/04/2015

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Colorado Vet Who Lost Service Dog Gets Help From Minnesotans

A Colorado veteran, who recently lost his beloved dog, is now starting a new chapter of his life.

03/04/2015

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With Peterson’s Status In Question, Vikings Pay A Visit

According to sources, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and Head Coach Mike Zimmer flew to Houston on Wednesday to meet with Peterson at his home and discuss his future with the team.

03/04/2015

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Target CEO’s Walmart Past May Shape Post-Layoff Management

Target stock closed down slightly a day after the company announced several thousand employees at its Minneapolis headquarters would be losing their jobs. It’s part of a restructuring plan that the CEO is promising will change how you shop at their stores.

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Lawmakers Looking For Way To Make Private Divorce Possible

State lawmakers are looking into changing the way people get a divorce in Minnesota.

03/04/2015

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A Look At The Minnesotans On Forbes’ Billionaires List

It’s one of the most prestigious lists of the year. The Forbes World Billionaires List is a ranking of the wealthiest of the wealthy, and some familiar Minnesota names were represented.

03/04/2015

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More Than 100 Academics Call For Bloomington To Drop Charges

After more than 100 religious leaders called for charges against Black Lives Matter protesters to be dropped in an open letter earlier this week, researchers and professors from Twin Cities academic institutions are doing the same, according to the activist group.

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Rally Aims To Highlight Racial Employment Disparities In Metro Area

A report to be released on Thursday aims to highlight employment disparities in Minnesota. The groups Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Economic Policy Institute say they plan to hold a rally.

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Nanny Revealed As Nature Center’s Mystery Stick Artist

A few weeks ago people at Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park started noticing mysterious art popping up in the snow. “It was a few weeks ago when I started noticing them,” Westwood Hills Naturalist Becky McConnell said. “We were out walking along the trails and all of sudden it was like, ‘Wait, what’s that?'”

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Former President Jimmy Carter Coming To Minneapolis Friday

Former U.S President Jimmy Carter is coming to Minneapolis on Friday as part of the 27th-annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum. The event is Friday through Sunday at the Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.

03/04/2015

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Beware The Pizzly!

The bloodline of one of nature’s most powerful and fascinating land-bound apex predators is merging with an animal atop the Arctic food chain, the polar bear—yielding a fearsome hybrid referred to as the “pizzly” or “grolar” bear. The breeding of these king creatures is likely the result of habitat overlap caused by global climate change.

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Brazil Police Say Woman Helped U.S. Sect Leader Avoid Arrest

A Minnesota religious leader sought by the U.S. on sex charges was able to elude a manhunt because of the support of a local woman, a longtime friend who traveled with him and supported him, the Brazilian lead investigator in the case said Wednesday.

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Vikes Have Filled 33,000-Plus Seats For 2016 At New Stadium

Ticket sales for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium have been brisk. Commitments have already been made by ticket buyers to fill more than 33,300 seats at the 65,000-seat stadium.

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Minnesota Won’t Dump Pension-Fund Holdings In Israeli Bonds

Top Minnesota leaders declined Wednesday to shy from pension-fund investments in Israeli bonds despite persistent and passionate appeals from a group that argues the state is improperly taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

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Minnesota Governor Seeks Meeting With Target CEO On Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking a meeting “as soon as possible” with Target Corp.’s chief executive about the significant layoff affecting employees at the company’s Minnesota headquarters. Dayton told reporters Wednesday that he did not get advance warning as is customary with major jobs announcements of state-based corporations.

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Police: 7 Members Of 2 Mpls. Gangs Charged With Distributing Cocaine

Almost a dozen members of two of Minnesota’s most violent street gangs have been indicted on federal weapons and drug charges. Police said the suspects used violence and intimidation to control a drug operation stretching across two states.

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Man Killed By LAPD Served Time In Minn. Prison

Months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Skid Row, keeping those he encountered in the dark about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or even that the false name he lived under had been purloined from a Frenchman years earlier.

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Shania Twain Bringing Her ‘Final’ Tour To Minneapolis

She’s still the one. And she does impress us much. One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, announced on Wednesday her first North American tour in more than 11 years. She also announced it was to be her final concert tour.

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4 Things To Know: DOJ’s Ferguson Findings, Vikings Visit AP & More

Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

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MDH: Unqualified Nurse Allegedly Sexually Assaults Patient

A nurse from a Maple Grove home care facility is being investigated after allegedly touching a patient inappropriately last June. According to the complaint, during a visit on June 9, 2014 the nurse was helping the patient get ready for bed when the nurse offered to give the patient a back rub that led to alleged inappropriate touching.

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Minnesota Marks MLK Day

Politicians commemorated the event at programs, demonstrators marched to highlight injustice, and Minnesota remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Minnehaha Falls Ice Caves

Winter means ice caves at Minnehaha Falls near Hiawatha Avenue in southeast Minneapolis. Check out these views of frozen majesty.

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Protesters Shut Down 35W In Minneapolis

A crowd protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case have shut down northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

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Hunger Mission 2014 Radiothon

Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.

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Zombies Hit The Streets Of Minneapolis

The Zombie Pub Crawl is in its tenth year.

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WCCO Radio Insiders Luncheon With Steve Forbes

See all the photos as Steve Forbes discusses his new book Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It.

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